Home Building and Renovation Managers

(NOC 0712)

in All Management

Home building and renovation managers own, operate, and manage companies engaged in the construction of new residential homes or in the renovation of existing residential homes. They may prepare bids for home construction or renovation projects; consult with customers, architects, and engineers; employ and supervise subcontractors; and perform carpentry or other trade work.

Job Outlook

Average

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  • Estimate decline employment change, 2017-2019
  • Estimate 70 openings due to growth and retirements, 2017-2019
  • Estimate Low rate of unemployment in 2016

Compared to: All Management

  • Estimate Decline employment change, 2017-2019
  • Estimate 2775 openings due to growth and retirements, 2017-2019
  • Estimate Low rate of unemployment in 2016

The employment outlook over the next few years for this occupational group is “average”, which indicates the chances of a qualified individual finding work is comparable to the average for all occupations in Nova Scotia. This is a moderate sized occupation in Nova Scotia so some job opportunities may occur through turnover. The number employed in this occupation is expected to decline moderately over the next few years, which will likely limit the number of new opportunities available. With a large percent of workers being 55 years of age and older, retirements are expected to be a key contributor to employment opportunities over the coming years. Home Building and Renovation Managers most commonly work full-time hours. Furthermore, the jobs may either be permanent or temporary positions, as both are common. Also, a fair portion of the workforce is self-employed, so having the option to "work for yourself" may appeal to some individuals’ interests/motivations.

The median employment income for 59% of Home Building and Renovation Managers who worked full-time, year-round in 2015 was $32,506. Across all occupations in Nova Scotia, 59% of those who worked full-time year round had a median employment income of $43,600.
(Source: 2016 Census)

Hourly Pay

N/A

Minimum

N/A

Median

N/A

Maximum

Annual Pay

$816

Minimum

$22,584

Median

$76,147

Maximum

Compared to: All Management

Hourly Pay

$15.77

Minimum

$34.97

Median

$57.69

Maximum

Annual Pay

$10,632

Minimum

$55,002

Median

$124,014

Maximum

About the job

Nature of work

Home building and renovation managers own, operate, and manage companies engaged in the construction of new residential homes or in the renovation of existing residential homes. They may prepare bids for home construction or renovation projects; consult with customers, architects, and engineers; employ and supervise subcontractors; and perform carpentry or other trade work.

Job duties

Home building and renovation managers perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the activities of a residential home building or renovating company.
  • Prepare bids for home construction or renovation projects.
  • Consult with customers, architects and engineers regarding plans and specifications.
  • Select, employ and supervise trade subcontractors to do specialized work, such as plumbing, heating and electrical work.
  • Plan and prepare work schedules and coordinate the activities of subcontractors.
  • Inspect work performed by subcontractors to ensure quality and conformity with plans and specifications.
  • Prepare and maintain a directory of suppliers and trade subcontractors.
  • Develop and implement marketing and advertising strategies to promote company's products and services.
  • May perform carpentry or other trade work during home construction or renovation activities.

Sample job titles

  • home building contractor
  • home renovation contractor
  • home renovator
  • residential home builder
  • residential homes contractor
  • residential renovation contractor

Skills

To work in these fields, you should have good interpersonal skills as well as effective oral and written communication skills. Leadership qualities and the ability to motivate others are important. You should also be able to organize projects, solve problems, and make decisions.

Job requirements

  • Extensive experience in the home construction industry, including experience as a general supervisor, is usually required for self-employment as a home builder or a home renovator.
  • Leading in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification may be an asset in bidding on and obtaining building and renovation projects.

Other considerations

Extensive experience in the home construction industry, including experience as a general supervisor, is usually required for self-employment as a home builder or a home renovator. Progression to senior management positions is possible with extensive experience and training in management.

By the numbers

Quick look

645

employed in 2016

83.0%

employed full-time

65.9%

self employed

5.4%
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94.6%
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52.3

median age

Compared to: All Management

44,250

employed in 2016

93.3%

employed full-time

18.6%

self employed

40.5%
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59.5%
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48.7

median age

Where will I likely work?

53.0%

Halifax

16.1%

Annapolis Valley

12.8%

Northern

9.4%

Cape Breton

8.7%

Southern

Compared to: All NS Occupations

47.0%

Halifax

15.6%

Northern

12.9%

Annapolis Valley

12.7%

Cape Breton

11.8%

Southern

Top Industries of Employment

98.5%

Construction

1.5%

Information, Culture & Recreation

What is the age of Employment?

34.6%

45-54

26.9%

35-44

15.4%

55-64

13.5%

65+

13.5%

25-34

Compared to: All Management

31.8%

45-54

23.8%

35-44

22.6%

55-64

13.2%

25-34

6.2%

65+

Top levels of education

25.2%

High school

$53,398 median annual income
25.2%

College certificate or diploma

$63,708 median annual income
18.3%

Less than high school

$37,554 median annual income
16.5%

Trades certificate

$44,701 median annual income
8.7%

Bachelor's degree

$61,954 median annual income

Compared to: All Management

27.7%

Bachelor's degree

$66,107 median annual income
23.5%

High school

$37,496 median annual income
20.6%

College certificate or diploma

$45,432 median annual income
9.2%

Master's degree

$81,234 median annual income
7.0%

Trades certificate

$41,701 median annual income

Education & training

Adult high school/secondary diploma programs

This program is typically offered at the high school level.

This instructional program class comprises any program that defines the prescribed requirements, specified by the appropriate jurisdiction, for the completion of and graduation from a secondary school program of academic subject matter offered for adult learners outside of the regular secondary school program. This does not include adult compensatory education programs resulting in completion of a high school equivalency certificate or diploma.

Institutions providing this program

Universite Sainte-Anne

Siège Social: 1695, Route 1

Pointe-de-l'Église, NS B0W 1M0

(902) 769-2114

Nova Scotia Community College - Annapolis Valley Campus

50 Elliott Road

Lawrencetown, NS B0S 1M0

(902) 825-3491

Nova Scotia Community College - Cumberland Campus

PO Box 550, 1 Main Street

Springhill, NS B0M 1X0

(902) 597-3737

Nova Scotia Community College - Akerley Campus

21 Woodlawn Road

Dartmouth, NS B2W 2R7

(902) 491-4900

Nova Scotia Community College - Burridge Campus

372 Pleasant Street

Yarmouth, NS B5A 2L2

(902) 742-3501

Nova Scotia Community College - Kingstec Campus

236 Belcher Street

Kentville, NS B4N 0A6

(902) 678-7341

Nova Scotia Community College - Lunenburg Campus

75 High Street

Bridgewater, NS B4V 1V8

(902) 543-4608

Nova Scotia Community College - Institute of Technology Campus

5685 Leeds Street

Halifax, NS B3K 2T3

(902) 491-6722

Nova Scotia Community College - Pictou Campus & School of Fisheries

PO Box 820, 39 Acadia Avenue

Stellarton, NS B0K 1S0

(902) 752-2002

Nova Scotia Community College - Shelburne Campus

PO Box 760, 1575 Lake Road

Shelburne, NS B0T 1W0

(902) 875-8640

Nova Scotia Community College - Strait Area Campus & Nautical Institute

226 Reeves Street

Port Hawkesbury, NS B9A 2A2

(902) 625-2380

Nova Scotia Community College - Marconi Campus

PO Box 1042, 1240 Grand Lake Road

Sydney, NS B1P 6J7

(902) 563-2450

Nova Scotia Community College - Truro Campus

36 Arthur Street

Truro, NS B2N 1X5

(902) 893-5385

Employment requirements & contacts

No regulating bodies were found under this occupation profile

Contacts

Nova Scotia Home Builders' Association
124 Chain Lake Drive, Unit B
Halifax, NS B3S 1A2
Tel: (800) 668-2001
Fax: (902) 450-5448
Urban Development Institute of Nova Scotia
PO Box 521 Halifax Central
Halifax, NS B3J 2R7
Tel: (902) 442-5017
Fax: (902) 431-7220
Canadian Institute of Management - Maritimes
PO Box 463
Port Williams, NS B0P 1T0
Tel: (902) 670-0746 
Nova Scotia Construction Safety Council
35 MacDonald Avenue
Dartmouth, NS B3B 1C6
Tel: (800) 971-3888
Fax: (902) 468-8843
Nova Scotia Construction Sector Council
10 Ragged Lake Blvd. Unit 1
Halifax, NS B3S 1C2
Tel: (902) 832-4761
Fax: (902) 832-4763
Atlantic Home Building and Renovation Sector Council
PO Box 312
Halifax, NS B3J 2N7
Tel: (902) 240-1133

Additional resources

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